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CE-Marked Blood Analyzer Interfaces with Popular Data Management System

By LabMedica International staff writers
Posted on 12 Sep 2016
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Image: The Proxima blood gas analysis system can be connected into LIS and data management systems of Conworx (Photo courtesy of Sphere Medical).
Image: The Proxima blood gas analysis system can be connected into LIS and data management systems of Conworx (Photo courtesy of Sphere Medical).
Unique point-of-care (POC) connectivity to a widely used information transfer and management system is now available for a novel in-line arterial blood analyzer that supports rapid and frequent measurement of blood gases, electrolytes, and metabolites to monitor critical care patients without leaving bedside.

The CE-marked Proxima blood analysis device from Sphere Medical (Cambridgeshire UK) can now be connected into the family of laboratory information system interfaces and data management solutions from Conworx Technology (Berlin, Germany). This is a significant development since it provides near real-time feedback and ensures seamless transfer of test results from Proxim directly into laboratory information management systems (LIMSs) and electronic patient records – a key requirement for the successful implementation of POC testing.

Proxima supports patient critical care, including in the ICU and OR. The device sensor is a miniaturized blood gas analyzer integrated directly into the patient’s arterial line so that analyzed blood is returned to the patient. A dedicated bedside monitor with touch screen interface also provides simple, clear user-guiding routines.

With the new software drivers, users will be able to directly import diagnostics data from Proxima at patient bedside into Conworx’s POCcelerator, UniPOC middleware data management systems. In addition, the new interface will allow direct connectivity into CliniSys, a LIMS, through the CliniSys PoCT Solutions interface.

Both Conworx and CliniSys software solutions are being used in many hospitals globally, which would help ensure that data transfer from Proxima can be easily implemented, and its use and performance readily monitored remotely. Conworx’s middleware solutions provide connectivity, management, and integration for over 150 different POCT device types, as well as all relevant information and patient record systems. The Conworx base currently includes 1800 hospitals in 25 countries, and CliniSys software systems are used in over 2500 laboratories in 35 countries.

Sphere Medical CEO, Wolfgang Rencken, said: “This presents a huge step forward into integrating data from Proxima into laboratory information systems and electronic patient records. Partnering with Conworx allows our customers to use one middleware solution for all of their POC connectivity needs and greatly simplifies the implementation of Proxima within the hospital.”

Conworx CEO, Roman Rosenkranz, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer the first interface to an ex-vivo analyzer, which provides a seamless connection from the patient right through to the laboratory information system.”

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